Legal Agenda



Beirut Criminal Court: No Punishment for Victims of Human Trafficking

On November 27, 2017, the Beirut Criminal Court issued a ruling that refrained from punishing a woman whose husband forced her to engage in prostitution. This was the first judicial ruling T...Read More >>

Martyrs and Military Justice in Tunisia: Interview with Lamia al-Firhani

Editor’s note: In Tunisia, the military judiciary assumed responsibility for cases involving those who were injured or killed in the revolution, in accordance with pre-revolutionary la...Read More >>

Statement by The Legal Agenda on the 2017 Judicial Appointments: Political Takeover of the Judiciary Despite the President’s Inauguration Speech

On October 10, 2017, the decree on judicial appointments and transfers was issued. This decree constitutes another step in extending the political authorities’ dominance over the judic...Read More >>

Lebanese Judges on Strike (1970-1990): Disciplining Dissent

When, in late July, Lebanese judges refrained the second time this year from working –a rarity in Lebanon’s modern history– the debate over the legality and legitimacy of t...Read More >>

​​​​​​​Former Tunisian President Marzouki: Reform Battle is Taking Place within Judiciary

Editor’s note: On December 30, 2000, the Court of First Instance in Tunis ruled to imprison Moncef Marzouki for an entire year on charges connected to his rights-based and political ac...Read More >>

Restricting Travel by Libyan Women: Interpretations and Repercussions

The system of Libyan legislations pertaining to women has undergone various developments and transformations, but since late last century they have followed the same pattern. Via an objectiv...Read More >>

Ramlet al-Baida: Activating Laws to Protect the Environment and the Coast

Editor’s Note: For months, public opinion has followed the case of Ramlet al-Baida and the legal developments and reactions from society it has provoked. The case began to unfold wh...Read More >>

​​​​​​​Bill Curbing Civil Society in Egypt: A Legal Appraisal

On November 30, 2016, the Egyptian parliament suddenly approved a secretly-drafted bill regulating the work of civic associations, with no public discussion at a time when Egypt is experienc...Read More >>

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